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Best Choir in San Diego

Musica Vitale could make an argument for being the best choir in San Diego County. They've been singing quality concerts since 2006 but not too many people have heard of them.

I went to their concert at All Souls' Episcopal in Point Loma yesterday. It was another true performance. The program was Christmas music but the only song I was familiar with was Lo How a Rose E're Blooming.

The variety of music was extensive. There was late Renaissance music by the likes of Thomas Luis Victoria and 20th Century music by Ives and Poulenc.

Baritones Michael Blinco and James Schindler sang well as the only soloists in the program.

This is a group that every music lover in San Diego needs to hear. I'll make sure to give a heads up before their next concert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JtPyiGnjrA

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Musica Vitale could make an argument for being the best choir in San Diego County. They've been singing quality concerts since 2006 but not too many people have heard of them.

I went to their concert at All Souls' Episcopal in Point Loma yesterday. It was another true performance. The program was Christmas music but the only song I was familiar with was Lo How a Rose E're Blooming.

The variety of music was extensive. There was late Renaissance music by the likes of Thomas Luis Victoria and 20th Century music by Ives and Poulenc.

Baritones Michael Blinco and James Schindler sang well as the only soloists in the program.

This is a group that every music lover in San Diego needs to hear. I'll make sure to give a heads up before their next concert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JtPyiGnjrA

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I'm very disappointed in the quality of writers The Reader has been employing lately. The banal and borderline ignorant column written by someone called Garrett Harris was filled with grammatical and punctuation errors usually seen in a fourth grade remedial classroom. It's spelled "argument", "singing", "soloists" and "music lover" isn't hyphenated. There are others but I'll be using this page in the bottom of my birdcage within seconds. If "Musica Vitale" IS an excellent vocal ensemble, they deserve much better than Harris "Harrising" the English language.

Dec. 22, 2011

To someone called MusicMan76, I apologize for my remedial 4th grade writing. You have rightly called attention to the sloppy job I have done here.

However, if you're going to call the column "banal and borderline ignorant", step up and sign your manifesto with your identity instead of hiding behind a username.

Banal means, "So lacking originality as to be obvious and boring". If you have been following my writing on classical music then your label of this column as "banal" is ignorant.

Is this the way you address people the first time you meet them face to face? Of course not.

If you have a heightened sense of culture, protocol, and form then hold yourself to those standards as well. There are worse things than overlooked typos and spelling--aka rude, obnoxious behavior from an anonymous reader who is clearly more interested in patting himself on the back for his verbal acumen than appreciating classical music in San Diego.

Poor form, MusicMan76. Poor. Form.

Dec. 22, 2011

MusicMan76. I would like to attempt to grab you by the collar and drag you into the 21st century, kicking and screaming as you may be. Either you are my excruciatingly anal and personally miserable Honors English teacher from RBHS or that "76" in your name stands for your age and how long you have been living in your hermetically sealed cave clutching your print copy of the New York Times. Welcome to the "blog-o-sphere" sir. The content of the writing is the focus NOT the content of the grammar. I would like to point out that if grammar content was EVER the focus then the banal and "borderline" ignorant writings of Ray Bradbury that you spoon-feed your brainwashed students daily should be collectively burned. Now if you would like to make a comment regarding the artistic observations of this article please do. If not then go get an ensure and go back to napping on your lazy-boy.

Dec. 22, 2011

...and for the record, I checked my most recent post in the blog preview and the corrections I made were not present. I had to cut and paste the corrected version into a new blog post window.

The sloppy post above was due to a software glitch. I was knew I hadn't missed all of those.

Dec. 24, 2011

Holy god. "I knew I hadn't missed all of those."

Dec. 25, 2011

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